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Old 08-21-2013, 12:51 PM
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There is nothing worse than a nosy neighbor. I hate neighbors like that. Nosy and think they run the neighborhood. I can't stand them, I would love to move to the countryside where I am not too far away from the city from far enough away where I can own a piece of land with nobody nearby so I wouldn't have to put up with crap like that.
Yep, nothing worse than a noisy neighbor. So selfish.

Thst what you meant right?
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yep, nothing worse than a noisy neighbor. So selfish.

Thst what you meant right?
no that is not what I meant.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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GAH! Aside from the correct term being "brakes," not "breaks," I would wonder if the brakes squeal and annoy the crap out of everyone in the neighborhood. So I would get the brakes checked and fixed if they need to be. Don't be that neighbor who wakes people up and makes their fillings hurt.

FWIW, I left a note like that when someone with a bad belt parked behind my apartment a few years ago. This person left for work at 6:00 a.m., and woke me up every single day with the squeal. I (very politely) pointed out the problem and suggested that he either look into it or not park in the alley between buildings because all of our bedrooms faced the alley and a lot of us did not have to get up until at least 7:00 a.m. He just started parking out in the main parking lot.

I had a car that made a sound like that whenever it had been raining. It wasn't something that could be fixed, just the sound of a wet Ford Taurus.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Terra
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Its probably your neighbour being a tool. As long as you get your brakes checked at 15,000 and 25,000 miles and then every 5,000 miles after that. Or if there is an issue. You will be doing the right thing.
You should not need to get your brakes checked at 15K and 25K unless you are tracking the car or drag racing...
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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I don't get it - people are ignorant and obnoxious with their loud squeeking car, and when you tell them, you are the bad guy? Really?

Reminds me of my neighbor. Dogs barking all day all night. I tell them in a nice way that we like to sleep at night, they say I am rude, IT IS JUST DOGS (whatever that means). Next day same barking again. I call animal control. Neighbor now hates me and I am the bad person. I don't get it. Should I have sleepless nights forever because my neighbor is ignorant?

Fix your car and be courteous to people living in your neighborhood.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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People generally have not taken etiquette classes and just say what they think...
They don't even think how something sounds.

If your brakes are squeaking and are a nuisance (sorry if I missed a post on this)
then that was his reason for saying, Now!

I wouldn't spend my mental time on caring too much about it, personally.
But, I understand the initial feeling of some strangeness...I wouldn't go so
far as to say he was a tool...esp if the squeak was bothering him.

Ah, if we could all be more diplomatic, things could be so much nicer.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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Get them checked. Get a slip from the car shop that it's good. Take it over to your neighbor. Then walk away . Smile. You won over the nosey neighbor. If the brakes are bad you thank him. He saved your life or others.
I second this.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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It's simple - get the brakes checked. If "squealing" might have been the reason for the note .... come on, squealing brakes are annoying particularly if it wakes you up in the middle of the night.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Our own little Loonyverse
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I am truly surprised at how many of the responders automatically put the worst possible interpretation on it. My first thought was how thoughtful, he's looking out for you. He may have seen, heard whatever something that made him think the brakes were going out. If I could I would have them looked at, if I couldn't afford it or whatever I would ask him what made him think there was a problem so maybe I could learn something.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: College Hill
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I'm severely hearing impaired. Because I cannot hear issues like this, I would thank the neighbor profusely for alerting me to a problem before it grew into a more serious problem. I take brake issues very seriously and I wouldn't fart around with this issue.

Nosy, neighborly, caring, snobby - does it really matter if there's a problem and him alerting you to it saves yours or someone else's life?
Huh? What?
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